Arrival to Cracow
Arrival at Cracow's airport. Meeting with the driver or tour leader in hall of the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant or in the hotel.
Visit of Cracow and former Jewish district Kazimierz
Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with guide and visit of Cracow: Royal Castle Wawel (the visit of the cathedral and courtyard), the Market Place, The Clothmarket, Saint Mary's church, Jagiellonian University, Florian's Gate and Barbican.
Lunch in Cracow's restaurant. Second part of the visit: former Jewish district Kazimierz. Free time.
Dinner (optional proposal: dinner with Jewish music).
Cracow – Oswiecim – Brzezinka (Auschwitz-Birkenau) – Cracow
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Visit of former concentration camp Auschiwitz – Birkeanu. The Auschwitz concentration camp was one of tree camps which was part of whole complex based near Auschwitz (in Polish Oswiecim). The second part of complex was extermination camp based in Birkenau (in Polish Brzeiznka). The third part of the camp was the labor camp Monowitz (in Polish Monowice). From year 1979 whole camp is on the UNESCO list of World Hertige Sites. Departure for Cracow.
Lunch in Cracow's restaurant. Free time.
Dinner in the restaurant or in the hotel.
Cracow – Czestochowa – Cracow
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Czestochowa. Visit of Częstochowa shrine, one of the most important places of Catholic cult in Poland. Each year over four millions of pilgrims are visiting this place. In Jasna Gora monastery (lat. Mons Clara, eng. Luminous Mount) we can find the Black Madonna image which was so precious for Poles as they gave her the title of Queen of Poland.
Lunch in Cracow. Departure for Cracow. Arrival to Cracow. Free time.
Dinner in the restaurant of in the hotel.
Cracow – Schindler's Factory – Nowa Huta (former communist district) – Wieliczka (salt mine) – Cracow
Breakfast in the hotel. Guided visit of Schindler's Factory, one of the symbols of Second World War not only in Cracow, but thanks to Steven Spielberg's famous film, in all the world. It is pointless to add that it is also positive symbol, because it was a place where many human livings was saved thanks to the owner – Oscar Schindler.Departure to Nowa Huta. Guided visit of Nowa Huta – former communist district, which was built after the Second World War next to enormous steelworks that was 5 times bigger than Cracow's city centre. The district situated about 9 kilometers from Cracow was planned by the communist as an ideal communist city. The other idea of the goverment was to make this district to as a „city without God', but soon the citizens made protets in order to build church in Nowa Huta (Lord's Ark, which was eventually built thanks to the help of Karol Wojtyla). In the Eighties „Solidarnosc” trade union was very strong in this district: many strikes took place here and the district built by the communists took very important role in the process of democratic changes in Poland.
Lunch in the restaurant. Departure for Wieliczka. Guided visit of salt mine: the Wieliczka Salt Mine located about 13 km from Cracow's city centre, was built in 13th century was one of the oldest salt mines in the world (the table salt was produced until 2007). The main attractions of the mine includes: the cathedral carved by local miners, three chapels and dozens of statues. In 1978 it was placed on UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Wieliczka is one of the most visited attractions in Poland, every year over 1 million is visiting this place.
Dinner (optional: dinner with Polish folklore spectacle).
Departure from Cracow
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Cracow's airport.